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China iPad mini cellular launch by end of January CEO Cook confirms

China iPad mini cellular launch by end of January CEO Cook confirms

Apple expects to have its iPad mini with cellular on sale in China by the end of January, CEO Tim Cook has revealed during his trip to the country this week. The launch news - which follows the release of the WiFi-only iPad mini in China back in early December - was confirmed by Cook in an interview with Tencent, though its LTE connectivity may not be of particular use.

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T-Mobile Monthly4G customers to get unlimited data on January 9

T-Mobile Monthly4G customers to get unlimited data on January 9

T-Mobile Monthly4G customers rejoice; the carrier will be launching an unlimited 4G data plan on January 9th. The prepaid plan will be priced at $70 a month, and will provide the first 5GB of data at 4G speeds. This is a jump from the current $60 plan, which offers 2GB of data at 4G speeds, with it dropping down to 3G speeds after the cap is reached.

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AT&T launches LTE in 10 new markets today

AT&T launches LTE in 10 new markets today

Further expanding its LTE footprint in the US, AT&T has launched its 4G LTE service in 10 new cities today, which include Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Boise, ID; Boulder, CO; Bowling Green, KY; Lexington, KY; Lancaster, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Providence, RI; and Ogden, UT. AT&T customers in these regions should now be seeing the carrier's 4G LTE on their devices, providing they have LTE capabilities.

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T-Mobile iPhone touted as 14 metro areas get mobile boost

T-Mobile iPhone touted as 14 metro areas get mobile boost

Here near the end of the year T-Mobile is ramping up efforts to let you know that they are, indeed, a company that's expanding at a high rate. T-Mobile is expanding in 14 new metro areas including areas from one end of the United States to the other and they're making it clear that they're ready and willing to take in your unlocked iPhone 4S with their network - a network they say has beaten AT&T in internal speed tests - imagine that!

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Verizon adding 4G LTE to 29 new markets today

Verizon adding 4G LTE to 29 new markets today

Verizon is pounding its way to blanketing its 3G network with 4G LTE, and today the carrier announced that its launching LTE in 29 new markets, bringing the total number of markets that have Verizon LTE up to a whopping 470. Some of the most notable markets being added today include including Selma, AL, Clarksburg, WV, and Port Angeles, WA.

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UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

UK 4G bidders revealed: Vodafone, O2, Three & EE all want airwaves

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the seven bidders in the UK 4G spectrum auction, with the process itself set to kick off in January 2013 and networks potentially switching on midway through next year. Vodafone, Hutchinson 3G (aka Three), and Telefonica (aka O2), are all among the bidders, as well as Everything Everywhere which is currently the only UK network to offer commercial LTE service through its EE brand.

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AT&T 4G spectrum buy gets FCC blessing

AT&T 4G spectrum buy gets FCC blessing

The FCC has approved AT&T's purchase of wireless spectrum from Comcast, Horizon, NextWave, and San Diego Gas & Electric, a deal which will see the carrier snap up further airwaves for its LTE roll-out. Describing the wireless frequencies as "long-underutilized" the Federal Communications Commission deemed the transactions as "in the public interest" as they will help support its goals of mobile broadband deployment.

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AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T expands LTE in four cities, adds on five new markets

AT&T has announced today that they're expanding its 4G LTE service in five cities, while it's adding LTE to four new markets. AT&T is expanding in Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Middlesex County, NJ; and Phoenix, AZ. The five new cities getting AT&T 4G LTE service for the first time include Green Bay, WI; Springfield, MA; Melbourne, FL; Tucson, AZ; and Oxford MS.

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Sprint grabs 100% of Clearwire in $2.2bn deal

Sprint grabs 100% of Clearwire in $2.2bn deal

Sprint will acquire 100-percent of mobile broadband network Clearwire in a deal worth $2.2bn, the carriers have confirmed, with Clearwire valued at around $10bn in total and Sprint planning to use the extra spectrum for new LTE roll-out. The deal, which had been rumored for some weeks, sees Clearwire's board accept $2.97 per each share Sprint does not currently own; the carrier was already a majority shareholder in Clearwire.

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EE confirms next UK LTE roadmap

EE confirms next UK LTE roadmap

EE has confirmed the next phase of its LTE rollout, with seventeen more UK towns and cities set to get high-speed mobile data by March 2013. The new locations will also be developed in tandem with increased network coverage in existing locations, with EE saying 4G density is "being increased on a daily basis"; in addition, it continues to upgrade its 3G network to support DC-HSPA.

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HTC One SV hits UK for LTE midrange

HTC One SV hits UK for LTE midrange

HTC has revealed a new LTE smartphone for the UK, the HTC One SV, hitting EE and other networks with a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display and a 5-megapixel camera. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC's Sense 4 on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dualcore, the One SV aims for the midrange rather than the screaming territories of the DROID DNA.

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T-Mobile improves coverage in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle

T-Mobile improves coverage in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle

T-Mobile announced today that they have made some "technology advancements" in three major cities, which include Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Seattle. T-Mobile didn't say what these advancements consist of, but you can be sure that data speeds are now a bit faster in these areas. On top of these cities, T-Mobile is also working on improving coverage in other major cities across the US as we speak.

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